For one hour before each Board meeting I meet with any interested residents in the Perrier Room. I update you on current developments and discuss your concerns. Other Directors may join us if they wish. Here is a summary of the October 26 session. For the September 21 session please email me.
Next session: Monday, March 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
– Doug Brandy, VP/ Secretary
DIY in your Frobisher Place condo
If would would like info, contact me.
Please see our Links page for updated Rules and the legislation that would replace the Condo Act.
Draft minutes of the June 15, 2015 minutes are available to Frobisher Place owners on request.
Your Board for 2015-16 (expiry of current term):
President: Heinrich Teworte (2016)
Vice-President/Secretary: Doug Brandy (2017)
Treasurer: Jeremias Gramcko (2018)
Directors: Chris Bulman (2017), Nicolas Mezher (2016), Christopher Morris (2017), Dominic Roszak (2018)
June 8, 2015 Board meeting, highlights
We agreed to expand the Building Committee to include interested owners willing to share their time and energy on important projects. A priority for the BC is the fire alarm system. The BC will also be looking at renovation and improvements to the exercise and other recreation rooms.
Annual General Meeting
Monday, June 15, 2015: see above for our new Board and minutes.
Via Rail maintenance
Via Rail will be carrying out maintenance along sections of its track near our building. Details here. Please note this is in addition to the Hospital Link work noted below.
Alta Vista Hospital Link – what to expect
The City of Ottawa is doing construction work on the Alta Vista Hospital Link that will provide a link between Riverside Drive and the Transitway to the Hospital Ring Road. This link is needed to improve transit service and support ongoing hospital and local development.
On Tuesday, June 2 Christopher Morris and I met with Bruce Kenny, Project Manager. We discussed, in particular, the Via Rail rerouting that will occur near Frobisher Place.
Construction should occur during normal working hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Bruce will send me 30 days notice of nighttime work and its expected duration.
Measures taken to minimize airborne dust and dirt: Airborne particles can’t be entirely eliminated but the contractor will use water spraying to minimize the resulting disturbance.
Could our property or trees be damaged? Most of the rail detour work will occur on the far side of the current Via line, away from our building but some ditching may be needed as the rail line is regraded. Little or no impact on our trees is expected.
What plans are in place for environmental recovery? Bruce is committed to ensuring the construction site looks better after the work than it did before.
If Frobisher Place residents have concerns or experience problems they should contact me. I will be in touch with Bruce as necessary.
See also the September update.
Smoke detectors: who is responsible?
A fire occurred in a high-rise condominium unit. On investigation, it was found that there was no smoke alarm anywhere in the unit, contrary to the requirements of the Fire Code. The Fire Marshall charged both the unit owner and the condominium corporation with failing to provide a smoke alarm. Read more
Who is responsible for confirming that the condo owners have smoke detectors and that they are in proper working order? I have concerns because my neighbour told me he removed the battery out of his detector after it went off too many times. Read more
Please be sure you have your own homeowners insurance. In the event of a loss your policy may need to cover damage where you have made changes to the “standard unit”. You may also be responsible for up to $5000 of the condo corporation’s deductible.
Swimming pool concerns
We encourage residents who have health concerns to contact Ottawa Public Health directly.
Air conditioners – prep for winter
Wall mounted air conditioners must be properly insulated to prevent cold air entry in winter. Please see our “how to“.
Energy Star appliances include fridges, freezers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, TVs and much more. Replacing older appliances with new higher efficiency Energy Star models contributes to a green planet.
If you’re considering replacing an older appliance with a new Energy Star model please contact me before you make a purchase. Frobisher Place may be eligible to receive an incentive grant.
We have mailed out revisions to our Rules. Various parts of this site’s Handbook display some of the Rules in effect in April, 2014.
The info has been moved here.
Doug Brandy, VP?Secretary